Playground Decisions, A reverso story *

Come on…
play fair.
what’s really important?
I say
(totally not considering others),
My choice.
I am who I am.

I am who? I am
my choice.
“Winning” is
totally not considering others,
I say.
What’s really important,
Play fair.
Come on.

* A reverso poem reverses itself in the middle and tells two different stories, using the same lines only changing punctuation and capitalization.


Splendor in the Grass **

They said that the house was enchanted
with beautiful bushes all planted
by hardworking elves
who worked by themselves.
Thus Snow knew her wish would be granted.

The laurel and ivy were splendid
allowing Snow’s crop to be blended…
covertly at first
then soon interspersed
’til all of the pretense was ended.

The scene was beyond one’s belief.
Troubled people arrived with their grief.
They came clutching straws
because of the laws
that would not allow them relief.

Yes, Snow was a blessing, indeed.
Her comforted patients agreed.
(And just for the record
Snow’s name wasn’t checkered.
No cash was exchanged for the weed.)

** Dedicated to Harry Schriebman (1922-2020) who was able to mitigate debilitating symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease through the use of medical cannabis. This one’s for you, Dad.

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